Meaning of circlip in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsəːklɪp/


  • A metal ring sprung into a slot or groove in a bar to hold something in place.

    ‘Phosphate and oil is the standard finish on most circlips, the remainder being self finish and oil.’
    • ‘External circlips are sized relative to the recommended shaft size to which they are to be fitted.’
    • ‘A range of circlips, springs and retaining rings in all sizes are available from stock.’
    • ‘The proper way to install a circlip is to position one end of the clip in the groove.’


Early 20th century blend of circle or circular and clip.